“A self-professed Mac lover who jump-started a prize award for the first person to figure out how to boot Windows XP on an Intel-based Macintosh is confident that someone will step forward to claim the bounty,” Gregg Keizer reports for TechWeb News. “‘I’m an optimist,’ said Colin Nederkoorn of Houston, Texas, and the creator of The Contest Web site. ‘I think someone will claim it.'”
MacDailyNews Note: As of 11:55am CST, the prize total stands at $7115.
Keizer continues, “Among his requirements, Nederkoorn said, were that the user must be able to boot either OS X or Windows XP at startup; and boot XP, not Vista or other versions. The process cannot rely on virtualization software. ‘When the Intel Macs were announced, I expected Apple would have the foresight to make it easy to dual boot,’ said Nederkoorn. ‘But then I found out that Apple was using EFI rather than a BIOS. One group said it should still be possible, while a whole other camp said it was impossible.’ Nederkoorn believes someone should be able to figure it out. ‘But someone needed to get in there and give them an incentive,’ he said. And The Contest was born.”
Full article here.
“Windows XP on an Intel Mac” Contest here.
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Growing reward pot awaits first person to get Windows XP running on Intel-based Mac – January 24, 2006